Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi performs a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music in Washington, D.C. Erica Yoon/NPR hide caption

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Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi: Tiny Desk Concert

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Kronos Quartet performs with Sahr Ngaujah (front) and Abena Koomson (center) at New York's Lincoln Center. Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album, comes out Oct. 8. David Andrako/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Red Hot + Fela

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Van-Anh Vanessa Vo plays the dan tranh zither, a Vietnamese string instrument, in the song "3 Gnossiennes: Gnossiennes No. 3." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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California Love: West Coast Musicians With International Sounds

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Rokia Traoré's latest album is titled Beautiful Africa. Mathieu Zazzo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rokia Traoré On Taking Up Music, And Mali's 'Iron Women'

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Sidi Touré's new album, Alafia, is his third international release. Johnathan Crawford/Courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records hide caption

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Honoring A Duty To Make Music In Silent Mali

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New York musician Dan Kaufman (third from right) traveled to Rome to learn more about the city's Jewish community and the Italian resistance during WWII. The result is a new album by his band Barbez, based in part on the lost melodies of Roman Jewish music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian Jews

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Buika's latest album, her first as both the producer and performer, is titled La Noche Más Larga. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Spanish Singer Buika Awakens From Her Long Night

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Riad Abdel-Gawad creates new Sufi music by translating sacred chants to the violin. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sufi Mystics Get A Modern Soundtrack

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The band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is leading the revival of an old Italian folk style called taranta, which has hypnotic rhythms meant to have restorative powers. Daniela Cardone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trumpeters And Troubadours: New And Old Music From Italy

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Kongar-Ol Ondar at the 72nd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Genghis Blues was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Scott Nelson/Getty Images. hide caption

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Remembering The People's Throat Singer Of Tuva

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Oud player Rachid Berkani, 76, is one of the musicians of El Gusto. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Reunited After 50 Years, An Algerian Buena Vista Social Club Makes Its U.S. Debut

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Bombino, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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